Monday, September 21, 2009

Day Retreat for Widows

What a blessing it has been to meet other women going through the same things as me and helping each other through this earthly process called "life." We have enjoyed monthly gatherings with good food, lots of fun and laughter and sweet fellowship, which has been wonderful therapy for all of us. There are over 50 women in our church who have lost a spouse and the need is great to minister to them on a personal level.

We are now defining widow as, "a woman who has lost her spouse through either death, divorce or abandonment." Our goal is to love, support, accept and encourage anyone who has a need and we want to be there to meet that need. Ephesians 4:29, "Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them."

A Day Retreat of spiritual refreshment is now being planned called, "It's Not Over...Til It's Over" to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. God has orchestrated and put into place two guest speakers, two worship leaders, pianist, lunch, refreshments, a time to laugh, door prizes, and lots of sweet fellowhip. This retreat is being extended to all widows that want to be blessed and encouraged. It doesn't matter if they are a Christian or not, we want them to know that they are loved. The topics of our guest speakers are, "Moving Forward in Love and Freedom" and "Great Expectations."

Please keep us in prayer so that many women will come and be refreshed in spirit and truth! 1 John 5: 14, "And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will."

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